To improve early grade reading levels and cut the high school drop-out rate in half.
Impact In Community
In 2016, United Way agencies provided opportunities for youth and adults to learn and be successful in school and life. Through Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring program, 115 children had a mentor in school or out in the community. Multicultural Coalition prepared 41 individuals to prepare for their citizenship test. At the YWCA, 32 girls were taught skills to empower them to thrive in school and in life. At the YMCA, 50 children had a fun and safe place to go after school. 344 boys and girls had the opportunity to learn new skills and build character through an afterschool program offered by the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts. In 2016, 44,340 books were mailed to local children through the Imagination Library Program.
Fast Facts from 2016
United Way Community Partners served 4,984 people in education.
147 children were enrolled in afterschool programs
Imagination Library enrollment in 2016 was 2,898 children
41 individuals prepared for their citizenship test through the Multicultural Coalition
How Can You Help
It's Easy! Volunteer. You can volunteer to be a mentor, tutor, troop leader, etc. Click Here to view current volunteer opportunities on the Heartland Volunteer Center website.